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Sports psychology in action

Author: Richard J Butler
Publisher: Oxford [England] ; Boston : Butterworth-Heinemann, 1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Sports performers continually endeavour to excel at what they do and to break records. Their search for new and innovative techniques which might enable them to achieve these aims is unceasing. This book offers accessible and practical guidance on an increasingly important and proven approach - the use of mental processes to enhance physical performance. It is now recognized that psychology has a key role in sports,  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Richard J Butler
ISBN: 0750624361 9780750624367
OCLC Number: 33242890
Description: 144 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Acknowledgements --
1. Kick off: Towards a model of psychology in sport --
2. Performance profiling --
3. Maximizing training --
4. Self awareness --
5. Desire --
6. Resourcefulness --
7. Monitor feelings --
8. Clear thinking --
9. Self belief --
10. Stay focused --
11. Arousal control --
12. Visualization --
13. Cope with pressure --
14. Strategy --
References --
Index.
Responsibility: Richard J. Butler.

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Psychological preparation is now recognized as being of key importance in improving sports performance. This book describes performance profiling methods used by coaches and psychologists, and  Read more...

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